Howard the Duck (1986) Poster
Could not establish affinity

Howard the Duck

5.71106 · 4.5 · 110 min · Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Release date:
Countries: USA

Howard the Duck is a 1986 American science fiction comedy film directed by Willard Huyck and starring Lea Thompson, Tim Robbins, and Jeffrey Jones. Produced by Gloria Katz and George Lucas and written by Huyck and Katz, the screenplay was originally intended to be an animated film based on the Marvel comic book of the same name, but the film adaptation became live action due to a contractual obligation. Although there had been several TV adaptations of Marvel characters during the preceding 21 years, this was the first attempt at a theatrical release since the Captain America serial of 1944. Lucas proposed adapting the surrealist comic book following the production of American Graffiti. After stepping down as the president of Lucasfilm to focus on producing he chose to begin production on the film personally. Following multiple production difficulties and mixed response to test screenings, Howard the Duck was released in theaters on August 1, 1986. Upon its release, the film received negative reviews from critics and was a box office failure, and in later years has been widely acknowledged as one of the worst films ever made.


This movie profile page is automatically created and altered based on what Movli users are interested in. This page and its contents are not affiliated with or endorsed by any person or party associated with this topic.

Use @ to tag
    Building your initial movie recommendations25 more ratings to unlock your genome